Light as Inspiration

Photography has taught me to find inspiration in everything around me.  I observe everything more closely these days; patterns, colours, shapes, textures and the interaction and juxtaposition of all of these will have be grabbing for my camera.

If forced to pick one element that is my muse, I would have to go for light – a bit cliché perhaps, for what is a photo without light, but it’s the shadows, the reflections and the colours that call to me.  And it is light that drags me out of my bed in time for sunrise, even though I am really not a morning person!

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Linked to My Sunday Photo.
aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 26 June 2015

25 thoughts on “Light as Inspiration

    1. It’s amazing isn’t it. I’m like you , the camera is always there. And even if it isn’t for some reason, I’m taking photos in my head instead

      On Sat, Jun 27, 2015 at 1:30 AM, Travel with Intent wrote:



  1. A really beautiful photo with all that, great lines, sunlight and shadows. It is really a new way to look at the world through the lens of a camera. 🙂


  2. Agree! Photography really inspires one who is passionate about it to really pay attention to the world around us. It’s almost addictive! Great shot BTW. 🙂


  3. You’re so right about photography making a person observe more closely. I take photos of all sorts of things and it’s such fun, especially because if something doesn’t turn out, I can just get rid of it. I like the patterns you got in this shot.



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